rsync and moving files [Re: backup w/ snapshots]
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Mon Aug 29 16:44:57 GMT 2005
On 8/29/05, Norberto Meijome <freebsd at meijome.net> wrote:
> Svein Halvor Halvorsen wrote:
> > * Norberto Meijome [2005-08-30 00:32 +1000]
> I guess the proper way to do this (if you are REALLY REALLY worried
> about that extra spaced used for snapshots in the remote site) would be
> to implement a GEOM class that knows about the remote site and the 'mv'
> condition and communicate to the remote end.
In principle, it already exists. In practice, it might need more work.
Use a ggated(8) + ggatec(8) pair to establish a remote volume that
looks local, then use gmirror to make it a mirror of the local drive.
The big gotcha is that ggated/c only moves i/o requests and data via
the net, it doesn't move ioctls, so some things just won't work
remotely. Or at least, that's what I've read.
> hmm...what about network operating systems like AFS or CODA (not that I
> know much about them, I just read some stuff on those being
Although CODA would probably work, I think the GEOM solution, if it
works, would be far easier to implement.
> Let us know how you solve this.
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